To have a place of your own, for a woman,  is an act of rebellion.
Whether it’s physical location or a state of mind, this compelling concept drives self-care and love

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Next A PLACE OF HER OWN 6 month series
January 2020- June 2020
Enrollment begins September 2019 - Dec 1 or until full.
(be sure we have your email to receive an invite
[email protected])


Past Program

May 2018 - June 2018
J-SEI 1285 66th Street Emeryville, CA 94608
  Gallery Open:  Sundays and Saturdays 12 - 3 p.m.,
  Weekdays 2 - 5 p.m.
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 12, 2018, 2 – 5 p.m.
Artists' Talk: June 3, 2018 - 2 -4 p.m., Gallery Open 12 - 5 p.m.
*2018 workshop participants share their process behind the art.  See * artists’ list.
Closing Celebration: Sunday, June 24, 2018 12-3 pm, Gallery Open 12 - 3 pm
The public is invited to participate in self-guided art-making workstations during gallery hours.
Admission Free. Donations $10-$20 are appreciated. No one turned away for lack of funds
Artists: Nancy Arvold, *Julie Andersen, Angela Bau, *Frances Cachapero, *Norma Carrera, *Kristi Chan, Catherine Ceniza Choy, *Angie Dumagsa, *Elizabeth Esqueda, Reiko Fujii, *Ashleigh Heinichen, *Tomo Hirai, *Ahran Lee, * Grace Hwang Lynch, Lisa Rodondi, * Teresa Le Yung Ryan, Natalie Sacramento, Cynthia Tom, Sue Tom, Dechen Tsering,   Manon  Bogerd Wada, Irene Wibawa,
Maggie Yee, *Patricia Zamora
*Denotes artists presenting during Artist Talk

Venue: J-SEI serves multigenerational , multi-ethnic families of elders  - encircled in community, care & culture whose vision provides a community center for all ages and generations to gather. This beautiful location is their headquarters.

Exhibition sponsored in part by California Arts Council, Do A Little, Zellerbach Family Foundation, the City of Emeryville.
Program workshops sponsored in part by San Francisco Arts Commission, Pacific Asian American Women Bay Area Coalition and individual donors.​

Community Partners:
AAWAA, Asian American Women Artists Association, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco, Dogpatch Wine Works
Cynthia Tom Art|PLACE and J-SEI.

[email protected] or 415-722-4296 for more information
Pay PAL through Asian American Women Artists Association (AAWAA)
   IMPORTANT: Designate "Special Instructions" - FOR PLACE

Make check out to
c/o Cynthia Tom
1890 Bryant St., 302, SF, CA 94110
PLACE workshops and exhibitions only occur 
when we are awarded big enough funding.

During the quiet time we still need your very part time help - work a lot remotely.
  • Fundraising and Grant writing - on the job training if you like writing.
  • Admin organizing of digital files on Google Drive and photos on Flickr and Google Drive.
  • Video editor to help us edit the Artists Talk and show footage to create accessible short films. During the program, we may have an honorarium based need for a videographer.

[email protected] - Cynthia Tom

Photos clockwise: PLACE at Manilatown 2016 by Lorenzo Angelo,, Manon Bogerd Wada at SOMArts 2015 photo Cris Matos and Cynthia Tom